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Christopher Donoghue

Associate Professor, Sociology

Dickson Hall 312
B.A., Seton Hall University
M.A., Montclair State University
Ph.D., Fordham University
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Christopher Donoghue (he, him, his) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Social Research and Analysis and the Graduate Certificate in Data Collection & Management. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Fordham University. His research in educational settings spans the areas of adolescent bullying, sex education and ethnic and racial prejudice. It has appeared in journals such as Journal of Adolescence, Sex Education, Sociological Studies of Children & Youth, Children and Schools, Qualitative Research in Education, Sociological Forum, The Social Science Journal, Multicultural Education and The Journal of Emotional Education.

Dr. Donoghue's work on bullying has focused on the ways that middle school and high school students define the term bullying and how they cope with its effects on their lives, including the ways that it affects their sleep. In collaboration with schools, colleagues and college students, he has conducted many school climate and bullying surveys in middle schools and high schools. He has also studied the impact of messages from socializing agents on the decisions that high school students make about when to engage in sexual intercourse. Among college students he has carried out the last two national replications of the Bogardus Social Distance Survey, one of the oldest statistical measures still in use by the discipline, to examine long term trends in ethnic and racial prejudice. He has served as an educational consultant for public and private schools in New Jersey, assisting in their efforts to address school climate, bullying, ethnic and racial prejudice, sexual risk taking and multicultural education.

Prior to his work on young people, his focus was on older adults, disabilities and long term care facilities. This work has appeared in The Gerontologist, Research on Aging, The Journal of Applied Gerontology, Health Care Management Review, The Journal of Health and Social Policy and Disability and Society.

As a strong advocate for educating social science students about the value of their research skills in social policy, market research and data consulting, he has engaged in many endeavors to advance this cause. He is the co-author of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research and Data Analysis,11th Edition with Joseph Healey. He teaches courses on social statistics, survey research and research project management, and he is frequently engaged with undergraduate and graduate student collaborators on applied research projects that enable for-profit and nonprofit clients to make evidence based decisions.

Selected Publications:

Healey, Joseph and Christopher Donoghue (2021). Statistics: A Tool For Social Research, 12th
Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Donoghue, Christopher (Ed). (Under Contract) Power and Aggression Among Adolescents: Toward a Sociology of Bullying. NYU Press.

Donoghue, Christopher & Lisa Meltzer. (2018) “Sleep it off: bullying and sleep disturbances in adolescents.” Journal of Adolescence, 68, 87-93.

Donoghue, Christopher (2017) "Bully Nation: How the American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society by Charles Derber & Yale Magrass." Invited Book Review for Social Forces.

Donoghue, Christopher & Kevin Ha (2017) "Pushed to the Edge by Val Gillies" Book Review for Teachers College Record.

Donoghue, Christopher, Consuelo Bonillas, Jeniffer Moreno, Omara Cardoza and Melissa Cheung. (2017) "Young people's perceptions of advice about sexual risk taking." Sex Education, 17, 1, 73-85.

Raia-Hawrylak, Alicia and Christopher Donoghue. (2016) "Assessing the Impact of Emerging Anti-bullying Legislation on Children and Youth." Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, 20, 167-184.

Donoghue, Christopher and Alicia Raia-Hawrylak. (2016) "Moving Beyond the Emphasis on Bullying: A Generalized Approach to Peer Aggression in High School." Children and Schools, 38, 1, 30-39.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2015) "Virtual Instructor-Student Interaction: A New Method for Stimulating Class Participation in an Asynchronous Learning Network." Journal of Emerging Learning Design. 2, 1-6.

Donoghue, Christopher, Dina Rosen, Angela Almeida, and David Brandwein. (2015) "When is Peer Aggression 'Bullying?' An Analysis of Elementary and Middle School Student Discourse on Bullying at School." Qualitative Research in Education, 4, 1, 26-44.

Donoghue, Christopher, Angela Almeida, David Brandwein, Gabriela Rocha, and Ian Callahan. (2014) "Coping With Verbal and Social Bullying in Middle School." International Journal of Emotional Education, 6, 2, 40-53.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2014). The Acquisition of Ethnic Prejudice Among Young
Children. In Diditi Mitra and Joyce Weil (Eds.), Race and the Lifecourse: Readings from the Intersection of Ethnicity and Age. Palgrave MacMillan Publishers.

Parrillo, Vincent and Christopher Donoghue. (2013) "The National Social Distance Survey: Ten Years Later." Sociological Forum, 28, 13, 597-614.

Donoghue, Christopher and David Brandwein. (2012) “Improving Cultural Competence by Teaching Multicultural Education" The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education, 8, 2, 1-19.

Brandwein, David and Christopher Donoghue. (2011) "A Multicultural Grassroots Effort to Reduce Ethnic & Racial Social Distance among Middle School Students." Multicultural Education, 19, 38-43.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2010). “Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Retention: An Analysis of National Level Data.” Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29, 89-106.

Donoghue, Christopher and Nicholas Castle. (2009). “Leadership Styles of Nursing Home Administrators and Their Association with Staff Turnover.” The Gerontologist, 49, 166-174.

Donoghue, Christopher and Nicholas Castle. (2007). “Organizational and Environmental Effects on Voluntary and Involuntary Turnover.” Health Care Management Review, 32, 4, 360-369.

Donoghue, Christopher and Nicholas Castle. (2006). “Voluntary and Involuntary Nursing Home Staff Turnover.” Research on Aging, 28, 454-472.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2006). “The Percentage of Beds Designated for Medicaid in American Nursing Homes and Nurse Staffing Ratios.” The Journal of Health and Social Policy, 22, 1, 19-28.

Parrillo, Vincent and Christopher Donoghue. (2005). “Updating the Bogardus Social Distance Studies: A New National Survey.” The Social Science Journal, 42, 2, 257-271.

Donoghue, Christopher. (2003). “Challenging the Authority of the Medical Definition of Disability: An Analysis of the Resistance to the Social Constructionist Paradigm.” Disability and Society, 18, 199-208.